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Had pip assessment. Have also been sent UC50 form, so will be a while before LCWRA

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karen1812
karen1812 Community member Posts: 60 Connected
edited July 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
hi all i rang pip up on Monday as i have been a little confused i had a phone call out the blue early June was only on the phone 20 min wasn't sure if that had been my assessment  Anyway lady at pip said yes the call was an assessment and it was a paper based one, its now in the final stages hopefully it shouldn't take much longer. we started the claim 28th march 2021. We now have to fill out a UC50 form lol so i think we have to wait 13 weeks to get LWCA if he qualifies. Brian has not had any money since 7/6/21 that was when his sick pay finished, good job we have a little savings, other wise i think we wouldn't have managed. I was thinking about sending off the report i had when Brian was discharged from rehab but it is almost 4 months old and he has improved since then. Brian is having Physio and O.T coming into our home 3 times a week and i have asked if they could do a report which they are happy to do. I have asked them to do it on how difficult it would be for him to look for work or even work at all.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    Is he not getting the basic rate of uc or new style esa while his work capability process is going on 
  • karen1812
    karen1812 Community member Posts: 60 Connected
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     hi janer1967 he has a claim in but wont know how much he gets till 16th July and get paid on 20th July
    would he get it backed dated from 7th June ? I have now finished work 25th June and my last payment was 30th June
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    What is he claiming if it is uc You don't get paid for 5 weeks and it is in arrears so there will be no backpay 

    I presume now you are not working you will get couple allowance 

    Also if he gets pip daily living you can claim for the carers element of uc 
    Did you report caring for him 
  • karen1812
    karen1812 Community member Posts: 60 Connected
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    Hi yes I did report that I was caring for him 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good they should backdate the carers element then to start of claim 
  • karen1812
    karen1812 Community member Posts: 60 Connected
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    Yes think we will get couples allowance I was shocked at how much you get It just about covers or mortgage £595 I think that's without  LWCA 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Don't forget uc is increased by £20 per week currently due to covid this is due to end in sept so the amount will be lower then 
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